Tinnitus—there is help despite what the doctors say

Tinnitus has been making a lot of noise lately, in the news as well as in the ears of at least 15% of Canadians. Most doctors tell tinnitus sufferers that there’s no cure and no help; you just have to live with the problem. But there is real help for tinnitus sufferers despite what the doctors say. The news that tinnitus has had a severe impact on many famous musicians has brought tinnitus more into the public awareness. A 2017 [...]

What’s the relationship between hearing loss and tinnitus?

Have you ever wondered what the connection is between hearing loss and tinnitus? The reality is those whistling, humming noises known as tinnitus are more closely related to hearing damage and hearing loss than you might think. Studies have shown that as many as 72% of tinnitus sufferers also experience hearing loss. Research into the exact nature of the connection between hearing loss and tinnitus is still in its infancy but if you’re experiencing tinnitus there’s a pretty good chance [...]

Why Are My Ears Ringing?

Tinnitus is a condition featuring a constant sound a person hears in their own ears — a sound that others can’t hear. There are several words that patients with tinnitus apply to the sound they hear, such as: Ringing Roaring Buzzing Clicking Hissing Whistling The sound can vary in volume and tone even for the same person. It often gets louder as the person ages. Tinnitus can make it difficult to sleep, to hear other sounds like conversations or television, and to concentrate on reading [...]

These Invisible Earplugs Will Protect Against Ear Damage

If you’ve ever been to a loud concert, you’ve probably experienced the strange sensation of hearing ringing in your ears for hours after it was over. While this is incredibly common, for some people it’s the beginning of a lifelong problem. The ringing is actually called tinnitus and affects about 1 in 5 people. With a new generation that seems to live with their headphones blasting, this problem doesn’t seem to be going anywhere in the near future. If [...]

How Tinnitus Is Diagnosed

How Tinnitus Is Diagnosed

Tinnitus is the medical term for a ringing or buzzing sound that you can hear in your ear, even though there are no other sounds present. It may also be heard as a whistling, hissing, or clicking sound. It can be present all the time or you may only hear it intermittently. The sounds can be so loud that they actually interrupt your daily life. It is important to note that tinnitus is not actually a disease but rather [...]

The Relationship Between Tinnitus And Vertigo

Tinnitus and vertigo are very closely related. Tinnitus, which is very common, results in an intermittent or constant “ringing” sound in the ear. It may also be perceived as hissing, whistling, or buzzing. Severe tinnitus can result in additional symptoms like dizziness that affect one’s daily life. Tinnitus is not considered a disease but rather a symptom of problems with the auditory system (or another underlying medical condition). Vertigo is a severe sense of dizziness that often leads to disorientation. It [...]

Symptoms Of Tinnitus

10 Symptoms Of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition that affects the inner ears. It manifests itself through noises or ringing in the ears when there are no external noises present. Tinnitus is not a disease but part of a larger fault in the hearing system. This condition involves hearing phantom noises in your ears and has 10 distinct symptoms: Ringing Dinging Roaring Booming Buzzing Humming Hissing Whistling Clicking Snapping How long do the symptoms of tinnitus last? Depending on the individuals afflicted with tinnitus, the symptoms can last intermittently or continuously. Most people report that [...]